Jeannetta van Raalte
1945 to 2019
A native New Yorker, Jeannetta graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art and had brief careers in advertising, book design and illustration before working for many years as a textile designer for home furnishings - always while listening to her cherished classical music. She began painting botanical subjects in 2000, having been inspired by an exhibit in Dr. Shirley Sherwood's collection. Her botanical artworks have been in over 40 juried exhibitions: she has twice won the Bourn award at Filoli, and works are in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute of Botanical Art and Illustration at Carnegie Mellon University, the New York State Museum, and the Shirley Sherwood Collection.